Shipman graduates Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Zachary S. Shipman, son of Paul J. Shipman of Saranac Lake and Crystal J. Shipman of Penfield, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Shipman completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

Shipman is a 2013 graduate of Sodus Central High School, Sodus.